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A Lighthouse of Quotes

Quotes, the kind that illuminate the mind, warm the heart, and stir the soul.

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Song suggestions

I almost wonder if this is the appropriate place to be suggesting songs, but there are certain lyrics that are extremely quotable. Which leads me to believe that yes, this is the place to share some quotable songs. 

As of now, may i suggest:
Simply falling by Iyeoka, Baby I’m a want you by Bread, Autumn in New York [sung] by Ella Fitzgerald, and Lost without your love by Bread.

(I’m really into 70s pop ballads at the moment, but vocal jazz will always be my true love.)

And if you have the time, please message me some of your favorite quotable songs. 

Please have a fantastic week.

But I have long loved the written word, and come to see in it the power of the sleeping lion. This is my name. This is who I am. This is how I got here. In the absence of an audience, I will write down my story so that it waits like a restful beast with lungs breathing and heart beating.

Lawrence HillSomeone Knows My Name (via wordsnquotes)

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Wasn’t that the definition of home? Not where you are from, but where you are wanted.

—Abraham Verghese, Cutting of the Stone (via wordsnquotes)

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What can I do with my happiness? How can I keep it, conceal it, bury it where I may never lose it? I want to kneel as it falls over me like rain, gather it up with lace and silk, and press it over myself again.

Anaïs Nin, Henry & June (via wordsnquotes)

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I have always depended on the kindness of strangers.

A Streetcar Named Desire, Tennessee Williams

This has got to be one of my all-time favorite quotes. 

Shout out to Niti Majethia

I received the sweetest message from poet Niti Majethia.
Please go check out her work, and support her as much as I do.

Facebook.com/NitiMajethia

Instagram.com/NitiMajethia

I’m sitting here thinking of all the things I wanted to apologize to you for. All the pain we caused each other. Everything I put on you. Everything I needed you to be or needed you to say. I’m sorry for that. I’ll always love you because we grew up together. You helped make me who I am. I just wanted you to know, there will be a piece of you in me always. And I’m grateful for that. Whatever someone you become and wherever you are in the world, I’m sending you love. You’re my friend to the end.

Her, Dir. Spike Jonze (via wordsnquotes)

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You gain strength, courage and confidence by every experience in which you really stop to look fear in the face. You are able to say to yourself, “I have lived through this horror. I can take the next thing that comes along.” You must do the thing you think you cannot do.

Eleanor Roosevelt

Everything you love is here

(via lovequotesrus)

(Source: misswallflower, via lovequotesrus)

But as an adult, I also have a very different view of her life and death. This past February, on the anniversary of her suicide at age 30, I realized several things: I was older than her when she died, and oh, how we’ll never know what she could have produced. I feel so young, like my life is still ahead of me, and it made me so sad that her depression, that insidious illness, killed her. There is no romanticizing about her life now – her marriage was tumultuous and troubled, toward the end she was struggling in nearly every way possible, and the end must have been very, very bleak. She could be selfish and vengeful. Simply put, she was human, like the rest of us. That can be very hard to remember when you’re a teenager and idolizing writers that touch your bloody, tender heart.

—from Sylvia Plath: More Than Just Her Death by Jaime Herndon (via bookriot)

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I am still so naïve; I know pretty much what I like and dislike; but please, don’t ask me who I am. A passionate, fragmentary girl, maybe?

—Sylvia Plath, The Unabridged Journals of Sylvia Plath (via quotes-shape-us)

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